Plans are underway for a continuation of the Informal coaching we had last year. To get the ball rolling Power Boat Coaching starts the season, then into more informed sailing coaching later. The program will be uploaded shortly.
14th April 13:30 to 16:30 Power Boat Refresher
28th April 13:30 to 16:30 Power Boat Refresher
The sessions will cover the following: As many rescue boat driver only handle the boats 2 or 3 times a year please use these sessions to refresh your skills. THey are being held immediately after racing on Sundays
· Picking up a mooring buoy and fixing.
· To a capsized water craft.
· Man over board procedure
· High Speed (subject to lake depth)
Other areas that you wish to explore.
• How often as a fairly longstanding member of the club have I heard…
• I am new to the club and don’t know what I am doing
• I can’t drive a rescue boat I have no experience
• I had an email / call from someone telling me I was on duty today but I don’t know who it is or what I am doing
• Well we are going to try and exorcise this evil and try to remove the mystery of Race Duty
On Thursday 21st March at 8:00pm there is going to be RACE DUTY AWERENESS EVENING in the clubhouse.
The Christmas Series will be taking place as normal. These will be on the 26th (Boxing Day), 30th (Sunday) and the 1st January 2019. Racing comprises one pursuit race on each of these days. it is based on a 11am start. Each Race has its own Trophy, with an overall series winner.
Volunteers are required to run each day's racing so please sign up and help.
This year's AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on the 6th December.
This is everyone's opportunity to hear what has happened at the club and the planned improvements to the Club.
Currently the Following Posts will be vacant as from the AGM. The club relies on volunteers to run the behind the scenes jobs that keep the facilities and future secure.
General Purposes Committee (GPC)
Club Secretary (See Julie M for details)
Communications Officer (See Jenni Craig for details)
Health and Safety Officer (See Phil for details)
The weekend of the 10th and 11th November saw the club in full Charity Mood.
The Saturday night started with a Quiz evening held in the clubhouse which included a variety of questions written and organised by Siobhan and Gavin. The evening also included dinner in the entry price.
The following day saw the Club's annual charity race. This year a different format to previous years. The handicap race was set for 100 minutes to commemorate the 100 years since the end of the FWW. The race format included a little twist that allowed competitors to swap crew if they so wished. At the same time even if there was no crew change they still had to stop at the pontoon.
All proceeds from both events to MSC nominated charities.